Ryan Samsel

Samsel was a part of a group that knocked down barriers, causing a Capitol Police officer to fall and hit her head and lose consciousness.  Samsel, according to the officer said, “We don’t have to hurt you, why are you in our way?”.  Samsel then picked up the semi-conscious officer, who was quickly collected by Capitol Police.  Samsel is later seen trying to take a riot shield from a uniformed officer.  There is no detail if Samsel entered the Capitol after this violent behavior.

He has a major criminal background history, highlighted in https://conandaily.com/2021/06/05/ryan-samsel-biography-13-things-about-us-capitol-riot-suspect-from-bristol-pennsylvania/

Please keep in mind that in the United States, every citizen charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

  • First Name(s): Ryan
  • Last Name(s): Samsel
  • Case Number: 1:21-mj-188
  • Judge: Zia M. Faruqui
  • Entry Last Updated: 08/26/2021
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 08/30/2021
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Forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, or interfered with a federal agent while they are engaged in their official duties; Committed or attempt to commit any act to obstruct, impede, or interfere with any fireman or law enforcement officer lawfully engage in the lawful performance of his official duties; Obstructed, influenced, or impeded any official proceeding, or attempt to do so

Case Status

Arrested 1/30/21 in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Defendant remains held without bond. Indicted 8/25.

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